Category: Recipes

Christmas Cookie Day

THIS PART IS REALLY GOING TO BE FUN… OLD TIME RADIO THEATER! EVERY CHRISTMAS! Stay tuned for our 12 days of Christmas! Today is Christmas Cookie Day! Christmas Cookie Day! While I was sitting here putting this post together, I was thinking about all of the baking we’ve done and all of the cookies we’ve made over

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Take this base recipe for whole wheat blueberry muffins and change the add-ins any way you’d like. Substitute different berries for the cherries, or even leave out the fruit and make cinnamon streusel muffins! When you make muffin batter, your goal is to mix the batter as little as possible; this will make high, tender

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Whole Grain Orange Sweet Rolls

These Whole Grain Orange Sweet Rolls are a delicious treat! You can even try this recipe with lemon instead of orange, and perhaps a cream cheese filling. Either way, you will love them! Whole Grain Orange Sweet Rolls In a small saucepan, melt 2/3 cup butter over medium heat. Then add: 2/3 cup pure maple

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Pumpkin {Sweet Potato} Spice Bars

We have been enjoying a quieter week, finishing up some projects, and starting new ones. The family is coming into town and plans need to be made for the Christmas season, it’s all going to go by so fast, as usual – trying to enjoy every bit of the season as it comes! Pumpkin (Sweet

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Salted Caramel Rice Crispy Treats

Salted Caramel Rice Crispy Treats I have seen lots of recipes for salted rice crispy treats floating around, but most of them have way too much caramel in and on them! This is our lighter version of a delicious fall treat. These were delicious! You can drizzle 1/3 cup of caramel topping over the bars before

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Pumpkin Yarn Craft and Pumpkin Recipes

Today’s Post features a pumpkin yarn craft and some pumpkin recipes! Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White is one of our favorite fall books!  Rebecca Estelle does not like pumpkins! When a truck comes by at harvest and dumps one into her yard, her attitude must change.   This part is when my 5-year-old gasps

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Garden Salsa

Garden Salsa Our favorite recipe for salsa, and just in time for the last of the tomatoes and jalapenos from the garden! 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped in a food processor or finely chopped by hand 1 14.5 oz. can Rotel tomatoes 1 medium red onion, finely diced 1 finely jalapeno, finely diced 1/2 bunch green onions,

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

  One of the tricky things with whole wheat is how to exchange white flour out. This recipe works great – you can use hard white wheat such as Prairie Gold with this, or soft white wheat. NO white flour! We use freshly milled flour.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees In a large mixer: 1

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Crispy Potatoes

This recipe has to be a blog recipe, we make these all the time, and they are so good! These potatoes are twenty times better and tastier than pre-made french fries from the store, or the those little boxes of Shake-n-Bake that I remember Mom buying once in some long time past. It’s the flour

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Strawberry Crumb Bars

Shortbread is a true tea and coffee treat! Whenever I mix shortbread with strawberries, I always think of My Fair Lady… “Those strawberry tarts are first rate. I wonder where Mrs. Pierce gets them?” Strawberry Crumb Bars The Recipe Grease a 9″ x 9″ baking pan. Cut a piece of parchment paper 9″ wide (to

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Crockpot Meals: Chicken and Dumplings

I wasn’t sure how often I was going to use my crockpot when I got it, but now I’m so glad I got that for Christmas! I love using it. Even though there is only two of us to cook for right now, I love being able to start dinner early and add things in

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White Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas have been a staple dinner with my family for the past 12 years, and Josh likes it just as much now that I’m making it for him. I remember when we first started making chicken enchiladas… those were the cream of chicken soup days. We’ve upgraded to homemade white sauces since then! I

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Lemon Cream Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Creme Sandwich Cookies These lemon filled cookies are quick to make, tender, sweet and tangy… perfect for tea. We love the special baking ingredients available from King Arthur, and this recipe uses something they offer, lemon juice powder!   Directions:In a large bowl combine the following:    1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature

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Caramelized Banana Bread

I Found this recipe and decided to give it a try, with a few changes. It looked like such a good idea, and it tastes even better. I love the smell of the bananas cooking in the butter and sugar! This recipe makes one 9″ x 5″ loaf, so double the recipe for two loaves.

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March Tea Time

Raspberry Cream Tarts You’ll need one recipe of our favorite butter pastry dough. In a bowl combine:       2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour (or 2 cups soft wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup unbleached white flour)      2 tbsp. sugar      1/2 tsp. sea salt      1 cup chilled unsalted

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New Projects and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

First, some projects I have been working on for the last couple of weeks… A quilt for an upcoming quilt class… My embroidery design for the upcoming Seasons At Home magazine. We will have more pictures of these later! I love the new embroidery designs we’ve been working on. Now for some ice cream. Recently,

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Apple Streusel Cake

The beautiful tulips my husband brought me today… makes me happy to think about the Spring season coming! Saturdays will always seem like a good day to make a coffee cake to me, and this morning I had been thinking about how good a moist, streusel-topped apple cake sounded.  I had used the rest of

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Frozen Tiramisu Pie

This is a simple ice cream pie, but it’s so good you could almost skip cutting a piece and just eat it right from the pan with a spoon! You could even add a little drizzle of caramel or hot fudge on top… For the instant coffee in the filling, I used Starbucks VIA mocha

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Little Fried Pies

That’s the best name for these, because that’s what they taste like. Made with wonton wrappers, filled just like a turnover, fried and covered with confectioners sugar. Crispy and sweet… they were described as “little pieces of fried joy”! Although I highly recommend the homemade apple filling below (it’s so yummy!), you can use canned

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Homemade Cranberry Sauce is EASY!

We had to share our recipe this Thanksgiving morning as Zoe says, “It’s delicious!” Have to love an 11-year-old take on cranberry sauce. Homemade cranberry sauce is easy! So here it is, in all it’s simpleness. 6 cups fresh cranberries 1 1/2 c water 1 1/2 c sugar 1/4 c brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Biscotti

Since we make so much food on Thanksgiving Day, this biscotti is perfect for breakfast. We love biscotti on Thanksgiving morning! Have yogurt and of course coffee with it while you prepare your bigger meal! The pumpkin will make this cookie in the middle, so cut the slices thin for the second baking and they

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Mini Chocolate Town Pies

I was making a chocolate town pie the other night, and accidentally made more filling than what I needed. You can’t possibly waste such a tasty filling! I used up the extra filling by lining a few ramekin dishes with pie crust to make some individual mini pies. I think it turned out to be

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The New Year and Making Yogurt…

Happy New Year to everyone! We have had a very busy Christmas season, but we have enjoyed all of it!  So many things to finish to wrap up the old year, and then even more things to do for the new year ahead.  We always seem to have more ideas than we have time in

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Homemade Crackers – Red Pepper & Herb

We are making homemade crackers for our party, thought I would share how-to!  No one really thinks of making their own crackers but once you do, you’ll never desire to buy crackers from the store.  There is just no better taste than fresh homemade crackers! This will make several baking sheets of crackers.  How many

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